$26.00

i 1.50 Hours

Course Overview

This course prepares the healthcare professional with a basic overview of cannabis as medicine. Contents include a brief history of cannabis use and prohibition, safety-ethical-legal concerns, the human endocannabinoid system, an overview of the cannabis plant components, and cannabis as an evidence-based medicine. Learners will explore ways cannabis can be ingested, dosing approaches, side effects, and medication interactions. Implications for various healthcare professions are explored, and professional guidelines, ethics, and advocacy are highlighted.

About the Course Author

Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, is associate professor of nursing at University of Maine at Augusta and president of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    1.50HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 1.5 Basic CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

    Privacy Statement

    I understand that Relias LLC, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

  • Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services

    1.50HOURS


    Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

  • Kentucky Board Of Emergency Medical Services

    1.50HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-18-GANN-F3-0187
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Briefly discuss the endocannabinoid system and how holistic-integrative modalities support endocannabinoid system health.; Discuss functional aspects of utilizing cannabis as a therapeutic modality including the entourage effect of its components, ingestion methods, dosing, and recreational vs medicinal use of cannabis including pertinent medication interactions, side effects and other safety issues.; Examine the available evidence around effectiveness of medicinal cannabis for specific disease issues.; Review legal-ethical issues related to specific state laws and state practice acts related to cannabis and how these issues impact the interprofessional team.; Review the history of cannabis prohibition.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Emergency Medical Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.